Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Shave of the Day - 6/28

Nivea Men Face Wash
Col Conk Bay Rum Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #195
Gillette 198
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

Last minute change of plans. I decided to give my new horse hair brush a try. The Col Conk Bay Rum Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #198 horse hair brush. It lathered nicely, had good splaying, and just a little scritch. I did the two passes with the Gillette 195 razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Red and Black Old Type

A friend on The Shave Den sent me this custom Old Type that he did custom Gun Kote coatings on.

He did a red and black coating that he baked on, and he had a special carbon fiber tube made for the handle.



He also turned this brush handle and did matching coating for it. The knot is a 20 mm silvertip badger.



Shave of the Day - 6/27



Nivea Men Face Wash
VDH Luxury Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #195
Gillette 195
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The VDH Luxury Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #195 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette 195 razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jayaruh #200






Jayaruh #197





Shave of the Day - 6/26


Nivea Men Face Wash
CO Bigelow Shaving Cream
Jayaruh #195
Gillette 195
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The CO Bigelow Shaving Cream face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #195 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette 195 razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gillette New Improved Being Replated

I sent off my silver New Improved to be replated with rhodium. It arrived at its destination on June 9. The expected completion will be in the window of July 7-14. As of today, I am about halfway through the wait period. Here is what it looked like when sent.





Shave of the Day - 6/25


Nivea Men Face Wash
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #188
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
CVS SE
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

After the face wash, I applied some Proraso Pre-Shave Cream.The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #188 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher with a CVS blade, and I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Brushes In The Works

These are the five brushes I have in the works right now. They are in the last stages of finishing. The knot is just for photo purposes. The final knot is to be determined.

JR #200

JR #199
 The next brushes will be JR #197, 198, and 201, but I have not designated which will be which yet.




Shave of the Day - 6/24


Nivea Men Face Wash
Proraso Pre Shave
Col. Conk Lime Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #188
Wade & Butcher Spanish Tip 5/8
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

As part of my ritual today, I added the Proraso Pre Shave Cream after I washed my face. The Col Conk Lime Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #188 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Wade & Butcher Spanish Tip 5/8, and I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, June 23, 2017

The New 195

At the suggestion of a fellow TSDer, I renamed the old 195 to 196 and created this 195 in honor of the Gillette 195, the Fatboy. I made this handle the old fashion way: without a lathe. I started with a piece of octagonal wood and drew circles on the bottom and top. I then used  a drum sander on my power drill and rounded the handle. Then I began to give it its curves. Here is what I ended up with.







Update: June 26, 2017
First shave with the JR #195 and my Gillette 195. The brush lathered like a champ. Excellent shave.


Shave of the Day - 6/23


Nivea Men Face Wash
L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #188
Gillette Tech
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #188 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Tech razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jayaruh #195 and 196

My new friend, Bert, is a handyman and I showed him my brushes. He asked if I could make him one  with a hammer motif. Here is what I came up with.






Update: June 23, 2017

At the suggestion of a fellow TSDer, I have renamed this brush as 196. I made a new brush to commemorate the Gillette 195, the Fatboy.




Shave of the Day - 6/22



Nivea Men Face Wash
VDH Deluxe Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #188
Gillette Tech
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The VDH Deluxe Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #188 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Tech razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...